20 Dec 2014

Leading Toxicologist Slams Fluoride Defenders

tap water 3from the Fluoride Action Network, December 18, 2014
 A new brain study from Harvard (Choi et al. 2015) has prompted Phillipe Grandjean, author of Only One Chance, (Oxford Universtiry Press, 2013) to challenge the spin being used by fluoridation promoters to downplay the studies that have found an association between exposure to fluoride and lowered IQ. This commentary (Mottled fluoride debate) appears on Grandjean’s website (Chemical Brain Drain) and is printed in full below. Grandjean explains that for the children tested,
“Their lifetime exposures to fluoride from drinking water covered the full range allowed in the US. Among the findings, children with fluoride-induced mottling of their teeth – even the mildest forms that appears as whitish specks on the enamel – showed lower performance on some neuropsychological tests. This observation runs contrary to popular wisdom that the enamel effects represent a cosmetic problem only and not a sign of toxicity. At least one of five American children has some degree of mottling of their teeth.”

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19 Dec 2014

FluorideAlert newsletter

When you consider that they have money to burn you can understand why fluoridation promoters believe that they can win this issue without the science to demonstrate that the practice is safe, effective or cost-effective. However, recent moves by fluoridation zealots suggest that they are risking everything to keep this foolish practice going. These gamblers are literally going for broke.
Their moves are meant to counter the recent string of local and national victories that have been achieved throughout the fluoridating world. The pro-fluoridation strategy: if you are losing locally (where citizens can educate themselves and their decision-makers) then go nationally, where you can take full advantage of the weight of your financial superiority and the influence of your Public Health authority that you can exercise at the highest levels of government and the media.

The danger of course in this pro-fluoridation strategy (from their perspective) is that it makes fluoridation into a national issue, allowing more and more open-minded and intelligent people to see this practice for the huge scam it is.  Also it will highlight the decline in the competence of Public Health personnel in fluoridating countries. We have given examples below from Ontario, NZ and the UK, but first here is an update on our Fundraiser.

3) In the UK, after the long and very successful battle to keep fluoridation out of Southampton, the newly formed agency Public Health England is stepping up efforts to fluoridate communities throughout England. The first battle is shaping up in Bedford, UK. Meanwhile, the pro-fluoridation forces have nobbled leaders of the Labor party who have pledged to support fluoridation if they win the next election. The leadership probably believes what the dental lobby tells them, namely that this will help children from low-income families. If only these “leaders” would get one of their aides to read the literature on fluoride’s ability to lower IQ, they might appreciate that the last children who need their IQ lowered are children from low-income families.

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9. Fluoride, bromide, and chloride coming from your diet, fluoridated water, toothpaste, or other environmental exposures, can interfere with the iodine your thyroid needs to function. (7) If you are having a hard time regulating your thyroid function, even with medications and a supportive doc, look for sources of these in your life and try to reduce/eliminate exposure.

18 Dec 2014

FLUORIDEALERT.ORG

A new brain study from Harvard (Choi et al. 2015) has prompted Phillipe Grandjean, author of Only One Chance, (Oxford Universtiry Press, 2013) to challenge the spin being used by fluoridation promoters to downplay the studies that have found an association between exposure to fluoride and lowered IQ. This commentary (Mottled fluoride debate) appears on Grandjean’s website (Chemical Brain Drain) and is printed in full below. Grandjean explains that for the children tested,
“Their lifetime exposures to fluoride from drinking water covered the full range allowed in the US. Among the findings, children with fluoride-induced mottling of their teeth – even the mildest forms that appears as whitish specks on the enamel – showed lower performance on some neuropsychological tests. This observation runs contrary to popular wisdom that the enamel effects represent a cosmetic problem only and not a sign of toxicity. At least one of five American children has some degree of mottling of their teeth.” (my emphasis, PC)
I would add that this comment further underlines the “mistake” being perpetrated by the officials at the EPA’s Office of Water who are incorrectly treating severe dental fluorosis as the most sensitive endpoint of fluoride’s toxicity in their risk assessment to determine a safe water goal (the MCLG) for fluoride. The end point of most concern should be lowered IQ.

Grandjean states, “Prevention of chemical brain drain should be considered at least as important as protection against caries.”


This very important commentary from Grandjean has more than justified the nearly 19 years effort by the Fluoride Action Network to draw the world’s attention to fluoride’s neurotoxicity (see www.FluorideAlert.org/issues/health/brain). Now that leading researchers in neuro-toxicology like Grandjean and Bellinger (another co-author of the most recent Choi paper) are articulating our long-held concerns perhaps more people will listen. But for people to listen they have to be told. The mass media is not telling them but we are. To continue this important educational effort (which has included paying to have many of the 42 IQ studies to be translated from Chinese) takes money..........




Bill Ed

2 hours ago
LINKED COMMENT
Were you brought up in a fluoridated town and are you now living in one?


Marcus Guiliano
Until I was 9 yes. Not for the last 14 years. In between I'm not sure.

Will he see it? Will I get a reply?

From: bill
Sent: Wednesday, December 17, 2014 7:11 PM
Subject: Andy Burnham promise to the Dentistry
Rt Hon Edward Miliband MP
Leader of Her Majesty's Official Opposition
I’ve just learned that MP Andy Burnham has vowed to make water fluoridation a priority if labour wins back power at next year’s general election, telling Dentistry: ‘We need to be bolder.’
Is he aware that he will lose many votes? It is not what people want, there are better ways to treat these children. In Southampton we have shown that there is solid opposition to enforced medication when people are aware of all the facts, not just the propaganda that the British Fluoridation Society churn out, an organization that Andy Burnham was at one time Vice chairman.
The NHS has already wasted £1,000,000 fighting and losing the battle to force fluoridation on us. See Echo headlines.

Israel has banned fluoridation completely isn’t about time we did in the UK?

Fluoride in the Water Isn't Going to Hurt You



You have to listen to this, fluoridation is wonderful according to him. You can't get enough even if children are getting fluorosis in unfluoridated towns.
I find it disturbing that experts in the same field arrive at opposite conclusions. Although looking at the world with all its divisions I suppose I shouldn't be.

I'm sure the 0.45 IQ points lower is wrong.

NZ - Thames to vote on water fluoridation




DONNA-LEE BIDDLE/Fairfax NZ
ANTI-FLUORIDE: Denise Davis, Ruakura Sayer and Jane Beck want the council to stop adding fluoride to Thames' drinking water.
The Thames-Coromandel District Council has voted for a binding referendum to be held next year to allow the Thames community to vote on the future of fluoride in the town's water.
A fluoride consultation report presented by The Thames Community Board (TCB) dated November 10, recommended there be no consultation around fluoride in the 2015 long term plan (LTP).
The council said it had received 173 letters since then urging it to to honour its commitment to consult on the matter of fluoridation.
Councillor Murray McLean said he could not support an open motion.
"Let the community have their say... I don't believe there is any other way," he said.
Thames is the only town in the Coromandel Peninsula to have fluoride added to its water. It costs $2300 per year.
A dozen anti-fluoride supporters attended yesterday's council meeting to talk about their disappointment about the use of fluoride.
Dr Jane Beck said the TCB consultations over the 2013 holiday period caught her and others in the Fluoride Free Thames group unaware and they felt unprepared.
"I can understand why any councillor would rather avoid consultation on fluoridation and wish to hand responsibility to the [Ministry of Health] but the fact remains that fluoridation is not mandated in New Zealand because current legislation prohibits that," she said.
In May last year, mayor Glenn Leach used his casting vote and voted in favour of keeping fluoride in the water but agreed that a referendum does need to take place.
He said he was personally against fluoride in the water but voted for it in support of the Thames Community Board.
The fluoride debate will be up for review next year as part of the annual plan 2015.

17 Dec 2014

Canada - Fluoride Officially A Thing Of The Past




The question of fluoride in the city's water has been out to rest. Fluoride was introduced into the city's drinking water with a resolution of Council back in 1954. The pros and cons of fluoride in the water were recently debated and the former Council opted to have it as a referendum question on the ballot for the civic election. Residents voted nearly 54% to remove the fluoride. The final decision was not binding on Council,

16 Dec 2014

Water fluoridation vow from Labour

Labour has vowed to make water fluoridation a priority if it wins back power at next year’s general election, telling Dentistry: ‘We need to be bolder.’

Water FluoridationIn an exclusive interview with Dentistry magazine, the party’s health spokesman pledged to try to persuade local health chiefs to finally ‘grasp the nettle’ on the controversy.

Andy Burnham said: ‘It’s one of the simplest and easiest ways to improve the health of children, as well as improving their self-confidence and self-esteem.

‘There is clearly no public health argument against it, not a shred of evidence that it damages health.
‘If there was, there would be campaigns about it in the West Midlands.
‘We need to be bolder on public health – and, to my mind, that includes water fluoridation.’
The comments come after the only proposed water fluoridation scheme anywhere in England – in south Hampshire – collapsed after fierce local opposition.

Public Health England (PHE) pulled the plug despite its firm belief in the benefits of water fluoridation, because of the lack of support from Southampton City Council.

The scheme was proposed as long ago as 2009 – to add fluoride to tap water for about 200,000 people in the city and wider south Hampshire – but was never implemented.
The decision was seen as crushing hopes of extending water fluoridation because – with the axing of strategic health authorities – decisions now rest with local councils, directly answerable to suspicious voters.

But Mr Burnham said he did not share that pessimism, arguing other areas with worse problems of rotting children’s teeth were more likely to act than Southampton.
He identified Greater Manchester as the most likely, pointing out north west hospitals carry out seven times more tooth extractions on children, under general anaesthetic, than in the fluoridated West Midlands.

Mr Burnham said: ‘I believe they had a strong case in Southampton, but the geography of that area made it difficult.
‘There aren’t the same health problems in Hampshire.
‘I hope Greater Manchester will now pick up the cudgels.
‘And we may find it’s more likely now, because councils have more experience of bringing forward an argument and winning it.
‘I don’t see the change as a negative step, because the health service didn’t go for it.
‘And Greater Manchester can use the West Midlands as a comparator.’
Mr Burnham said he had ‘always been a believer’ in water fluoridation, having led the 2003 campaign to change the law to take decisions out of the hands of the privatised water companies.
He said he would not put direct pressure on councils – which had responsibility for public health – but he would encourage them to ‘grasp the nettle’.
There was a ‘small civil liberties argument’, but, Mr Burnham added: ‘For me, that is offset massively by the benefits for children.
‘If kids have very bad teeth, it damages their confidence.
‘They can feel self-conscious – and some just don’t have the same support from parents, when it comes to brushing teeth.’

It was Andy Burnham that started the whole fluoridation fiasco, losing £1,000,000 in Southampton wasn't enough for him. 
As he was a member of the British Fluoridation Society I suppose he has to promote it.


Scientist Declan Waugh

USA - Dental health doesn't require fluoride: Letters to the Editor


Oregon has dental health issues to be resolved ("The dentist will [and should] see you now," Dec. 7 editorial).

fluoride.JPGScotland recently got amazing dental health results with their 'Childsmile' program. In less than 10 years, dental costs were cut in half, and seventy percent of kids had no tooth decay.
'Childsmile' enrolls new babies at the age of three months. Parents are provided nutritional education, brushing instructions, and connected with a dentist. Dental exams start at age one year. Later, the children are provided varnish treatments if recommended by their dentist. This is all it took for such great results.
Scotland accomplished this profound improvement without water fluoridation. So it's no problem that Portland voters took that option off the table. Scotland achieved far better tooth decay reduction with 'Childsmile' than even the most exaggerated claims made for water fluoridation.
Let's take a lead from Scotland. 'Childsmile' will work in Oregon.
Roger Burt
Northeast Portland

15 Dec 2014

14 Dec 2014

USA - Community Water Fluoridation in Summit County




I hope somebody challenges this man's simple uncompromising backing of fluoridation.

13 Dec 2014

NZ - URGENT NATIONAL CALL TO ACTION

URGENT NATIONAL CALL TO ACTION from Fluoride Free NZ
BREAKING NEWS The New Zealand government has announced that they are asking for public submissions on a pending application to exempt fluoride (HFA and SSF) from the New Zealand Medicine’s Act, with a closing date of 9th January 2015.
http://www.medsafe.govt.nz/consultations/medicine-regulations-fluor...
THIS UNPRECEDENTED ATTACK COULD CLOSE THE DOOR TO ANY FUTURE LITIGATION BY US
We need urgent help before the 9th of January.
We need everyone to put in an URGENT submission saying why fluoride should NOT be granted a legal exemption.
We have pre-written forms (Go to article), so it’s quick and easy, if you are pressed for time. But we also want as many original, personal and professional submissions as possible, if you can manage one at this busy time of year.
They can either be emailed or posted (see details below).
A final decision on the proposed amendment is likely to be taken in late January or early February 2015 following consideration by the Minister and Cabinet. If approved, the new regulation is likely to come into force in February or March 2015.
This has come about as a result of a Judicial Review against the Ministry of Health in November 2014. (See here for the full judgement)
http://www.bellgully.co.nz/resources/pdfs/New-Health-v-A-G-2014-NZH...
The most shocking thing is that in his judgement the judge advised the Ministry of Health’s legal team to apply for this exemption for fluoride in water supplies. Exempting fluoride in water supplies would be unprecedented. As yet, no exemptions have been issued for ingested substances, so if this exemption is granted, fluoride would be the first. This could close the door to planned future legal challenges on fluoridation in New Zealand.
We would appreciate your help very much, and would be grateful if you could please forward this request to any other medical, science or legal professional you know who might be able to make a submission or forward it on to their own networks.
It can also be printed out and duplicated for public distribution in any way you see fit.
Many thanks,
Mary Byrne
National Coordinator & Media Spokesperson
Fluoride Free New Zealand
mary@fluoridefree.org.nz
027-361-5951


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Dr. David holds a DC (Doctor of Chiropractic), MS in Nutrition/Biology, BS in Preventative and Applied Therapeutic Clinical Nutrition, BA in Biology, as well as Certificates in Clinical Nutrition, Bio-Nutrition, and Acupuncture. Dr. David is licensed to practice in the states of Missouri and Kansas.

11 Dec 2014

Flu Shot Scam? Studies Show THIS is Just as Effective!



If true a placebo as good as a flu shot without the risk?

The wrong white crystals: not salt but sugar as aetiological in hypertension and cardiometabolic disease

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of premature mortality in the developed world, and hypertension is its most important risk factor. Controlling hypertension is a major focus of public health initiatives, and dietary approaches have historically focused on sodium. While the potential benefits of sodium-reduction strategies are debatable, one fact about which there is little debate is that the predominant sources of sodium in the diet are industrially processed foods.
Processed foods also happen to be generally high in added sugars, the consumption of which might be more strongly and directly associated with hypertension and cardiometabolic risk. Evidence from epidemiological studies and experimental trials in animals and humans suggests that added sugars, particularly fructose, may increase blood pressure and blood pressure variability, increase heart rate and myocardial oxygen demand, and contribute to inflammation, insulin resistance and broader metabolic dysfunction. Thus, while there is no argument that recommendations to reduce consumption of processed foods are highly appropriate and advisable, the arguments in this review are that the benefits of such recommendations might have less to do with sodium—minimally related to blood pressure and perhaps even inversely related to cardiovascular risk—and more to do with highly-refined carbohydrates. It is time for guideline committees to shift focus away from salt and focus greater attention to the likely more-consequential food additive: sugar.

A reduction in the intake of added sugars, particularly fructose, and specifically in the quantities and context of industrially-manufactured consumables, would help not only curb hypertension rates, but might also help address broader problems related to cardiometabolic disease.